One&Only Desaru Coast has transformed its Ember Beach Club into a Dior café and pop-up store for the summer, bringing a touch of Parisian sophistication to Malaysia.

Running from 13 June to 8 August, the takeover will offer a refined dining experience created by Dior Malaysia Chef Partner Raymond Tham, who is co-owner and executive chef of popular Kuala Lumpur restaurants Beta KL and Skillet @ 163. The Mediterranean-inspired menu features hearty summer flavours that pay homage to Malaysia’s fresh local produce with a luxurious French twist. Chef Raymond is the first Malaysian chef to be appointed by Dior to curate culinary offerings for their pop-ups, and the takeover marks his second collaboration with the brand.

The beating heart of the coastal resort has been in romantic dusk pink, blending harmoniously with the destination’s turquoise ocean and silky white sands. Summer begins with a balmy welcome from life-size sculptures of wild animals inhabiting the emblematic Dior toile de Jouy drawings that come alive. Lustrous motifs flourish across the restaurant’s interiors, dining areas, sun loungers, cabanas and pools, draw the eyes to a striking Dior retail space set within a larger-than-life sandcastle by the ocean.